Archive for Friday, May 16, 2008

Also from May 16

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
LHS soccer vs. Washburn Rural FSHS baseball vs. Olathe NW Outdoors Plus
Podcasts
Polls
Which level of school was the hardest to leave in terms of friendships and memories?

Poll results

Response Percent
High School
 
44%
College
 
21%
None
 
16%
Junior High School
 
9%
Elementary School
 
7%
All of the above
 
1%
Total 261
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Deb Engstrom, Lawrence High school special education teacher, hugs her granddaughter Rejjin Jackson, 6, after Engstrom was named the recipient of the Bobs' Award during an LHS assembly on Thursday. The award is a teaching honor given through the Lawrence Schools Foundation by a group of civic leaders who share the same first name and an appreciation for education in Lawrence. LHS special education teacher receives Bobs’ Award
May 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The 2008 Bobs’ Award winner almost missed the assembly meant for her. Instead, she wanted to do something that shows why she won $10,000 for outstanding teaching. Deb Engstrom, a special education teacher at Lawrence High School, was going to drive a student to work because he didn’t have any other way to get there.
8:00 a.m.
Proposed tuition increases revealed
May 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
For the first time, Kansas University tuition and required fees next year could cost at least $7,000 for every student. In proposing new tuition rates to the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday, KU requested an 8.4 percent increase to its compact tuition rate - the rate paid by the incoming freshman class - and a 6 percent increase to all noncompact tuition rates.
12:00 p.m.
Kansas University senior Thor Nystrom, of Baxter, Minn., has gone from being sucked into the mental health system and attempting suicide to working his way back to health and graduating from KU since prescription drugs started wreaking havoc on his life in 2003. He will walk down the hill Sunday after earning a degree in journalism and plans to work as an intern for MLB.com. Journalism student overcomes personal demons to finish degree
May 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Thor Nystrom looked the Lawrence police officer in the eye on Oct. 10, 2003, nodded toward his gun and made the simplest of requests. “Shoot me in the head. No one has to know.” It was those 10 words - none longer than five letters - that started Nystrom’s year-long descent into multiple prescription drugs, suicide attempts and a four-month stint in the Minnesota mental health system.
4:00 p.m.
Wilco fans gather in the open lot next to the Lawrence Art Center on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the corner of Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. More concerts could be in store
May 16, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Strike up the next band. The promoter for Wednesday evening’s Wilco concert said he was ecstatic with how the event fit into downtown Lawrence, and he hopes to do three to four a year at the site near Ninth and New Hampshire streets.
10:00 p.m.
Brian Jones beat alcoholism, a drug habit and overcame an inadequate high school education during his college years to lead his classmates in the School of Social Welfare down Campanile Hill and into Memorial Stadium on Sunday as a graduate of Kansas University. Climbing up one hill to walk down another
May 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Brian Jones started college six years ago unable to write a complete sentence, use a computer or solve the simplest math problem.

All stories

In the money
Is it just a coincidence that so many leading presidential candidates are wealthy?
May 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
How much money does someone need these days to run for president of the United States?